The jaw-dropping news yesterday that Obama had won – and I find it difficult to both in the same sentence – the Nobel Peace Prize must’ve had people wondering if they were reading a news source or The Onion.
Update: The list keeps growing…. (vast right wing conspiracy has the updated list)
The best headline and article is Mark Steyn’s Nobel tops ‘SNL’ for Obama joke. The headline reminded me of the poor late night hosts who said they couldn’t find anything funny about Obama.
Perhaps the funny bones of the late night hosts had a case of hypothermia induced by the Prez and those around him. In response to yesterday’s humor, CNN reports that “A Democratic National Committee spokesman said Friday the GOP has “thrown in its lot with the terrorists” in criticizing the president’s Nobel Peace Prize award.” Gee, who’d a thunk that humor about a sitting president was on par with terrorism? I don’t recall that being the case when Bush was in office.
Nor did it occur to me that Bob Hope had “thrown (his) lot in with the terrorists.” Hope probably would have considered yesterday a gold mine. Having ribbed presidents for decades, he once said that only the great presidents knew how to poke fun at themselves. His observation still stands.